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“Kung Fu books”

Oct
6
2019

The Eye of Robert Smith

Here is a short and direct excerpt from one of the forefathers of western martial arts writings. Robert Smith was as much a story-teller as he was a reporter, bringing forth tales from the fringes of some styles, along with the hidden clashes between the masters of others.   “Simply observing the art without participating […]

Aug
9
2019

More, and Then Some

Continuing our summer of great titles, here are three new classics, the last, Shaolin Luo Han, being dual language (Chinese and English) and accompanied by a dual language VCD. These “en face” (two languages, face-to-face ) titles are scattered all over our site, giving practitioners additional opportunities to pick up a few Chinese terms by […]

Jun
5
2019

Many Great Titles

Plum has seen an upsurge in English language texts for Chinese Martial Arts. Great! However, this has taken some energy from the site’s mirror-side of Chinese texts. Not that we don’t have a pile of those, too, to catalogue, but they take a little more time due to translation, acquisition, etc. Still, we will try […]

Mar
16
2019

New Arrivals: Tai Chi Staff, Shaolin Fists

Trying to keep up with the tower of material stacked high here at Plum, waiting to be catalogued and made available to you! Today’s newest additions start off with the Yang Tai Chi 68 Staff DVD (2 parts) demonstrated by the popular Jiang Jiang Ye. This 68 move form is one of the longest sets […]

May
29
2018

Jeet Kune Do & Wing Chun: Inexpensive Intro to Bruce Lee’s art

We’ve just added to our hurt books division one of the best explanations of Jeet Kune Do, its working and goals, that we’ve ever seen–Basics of Jeet Kune Do. This is one of the special series on Basics (we also have one by Sifu Paul Eng of Praying Mantis style) relying more on detailed explanations […]

May
26
2018

Look Who’s Back!

Just a quick note to let you know that three books have returned to Plum. The first two–Paul Eng’s Kung Fu Basics, and Brian Kennedy’s Chinese Martial Arts Training Manuals–can be found in our wildly popular (and ever-changing) “hurt books” section, where you can pick up some real gems in near new condition for whopping […]

Feb
22
2018

Some Long-Awaited Restocks

It’s been a few months since we have been fully stocked on our “En Face Books” (the books in this series have English text ‘facing’ Chinese text). They are among our customer favorites, because they have so much to offer: A book and accompanying VCD showing complete routines in both Chinese and English. What more […]

Dec
22
2017

Come To The Party

Right before the end of the year, we welcome back a few old friends, Chinese Kung Fu books that are always welcome at Plum. We’ve got a lot of new material coming, too, in the next little while, so keep an eye on this spot. (Click each book to get more info, and to purchase). […]

Dec
16
2016

A Wire of Iron

What a year the monkey has been! Now, we have so much good stuff coming in we can act like the Rooster Year is already here, and can start to crow a bit. In the next couple of months, we’re looking forward to adding more and more top quality books and DVDs, often in English.  […]

Dec
3
2016

International Shipping Rates Drop

We’ve spent 20 years building a catalogue of hand-picked, traditional, rare books and videos. But every year the post office makes it a little harder to ship these fine products, at a reasonable rate, to our many international customers. The rise in prices has been so extreme that we’ve actually been subsidizing the costs. We […]

May
8
2016

Li Tianji’s Xing Yi Legacy; Andrea Falk’s Dictionary

Plum is adding another text by Andrea Falk, a translation of significance to Xing Yi practitioners: Li TianJi’s The Skills of XingYiQuan;  311 pages, with hundreds of illustrations. This is a thorough text on the style handed down to Li Tianji from his father, Li Yulin. It’s very well laid out with sections covering basic […]

Mar
24
2016

Northern, Southern, Inside and Out

A few restocks for your reading pleasure–click images for more info Hung Kuen Fundamentals: Gung Gee Fook Fu (English/Chinese)This exceptional first volume of the Lam family Hung Kuen series is back in stock! We cannot say enough good things about this beautiful and comprehensive treatment on Hung Gar Fundamentals. We are so pleased to be […]

Dec
20
2015

Coming Attractions

Here’s what happens: We are always scouting and finding new material, year-round, but sometimes it comes faster than we can process it. Processing, in the case of Chinese books, involves a bit of translation and research, scanning pictures, reviewing and cataloguing. And when we get a lot of books at once, which we did as […]

Aug
27
2015

Get ‘Em While They’re Hot: Xing Yi and Tai Chi

We’ve added two books to our wonderful “Hurt Book” section: Shang Yun-Xiang XingYiQuan and Classical Wu Style Tai Ji Quan. The excellent Xing Yi text is one we have been carrying, but these are special priced at $12.95  (as opposed to the previously discounted Plum price of $19.95.) The Wu Style book is an old […]

Jun
23
2015

First Book on Dai Style Xin Yi

We’ve been waiting for this, but did not really expect it for a long time: a book on Dai style Xin Yi. We’ve had many requests for DVDs and books on this subject but the pickings have been slim. This text details standing practice, elements and a special sequence of Eighty Trigram movements for flow. […]

May
11
2015

FINALLY! Books from Hong Kong are here

Here’s the short version: Last year, we re-ordered these wonderful titles from Hong Kong Chin Woo. It took 3 months and they arrived…sort of—one of the boxes from the order went missing in the US Postal System (it actually navigated the oceans but got lost between New Jersey and California.) It took a while but […]

Apr
19
2015

Treasures of the Sword

Adam Hsu, the only person every voted Instructor of the Year by both Black Belt and Inside Kung Fu, is once again tackling the gargantuan challenge of setting the art of Kung Fu aright. To aid in this, he is producing a whole new line of books and dvds. Without a doubt, one of the […]

Feb
26
2015

Return of the Hurts

The problem with those closets you have filled and would like to forget, like the ones out back or under your staircase, is that they invariably contain treasures. I admit it, we’ve been neglectful with our Hurts books. And we even like this section! Things are no longer amiss, though, since we just finished putting […]

Feb
22
2015

A Daoist Roadmap for Nourishing Life

Wu Dang Daoist Priest Yun Xiang Tseng (Chen) Master Chen, comes from a 700 year old unbroken line of Wu Dang teachers. He is a 14th generation Zhang Sanfeng lineage holder and a 25th generation Longmen Daoist Priest. At a young age he was chosen to train on Wu Dang Mountain by Master Li Chengyu, […]

Feb
19
2015

Xin Nian Kuai Le! Gong Hay Fat Choy! Happy New Year!

From our family to yours, warmest wishes for a healthy and prosperous new year. Keep practicing! Ted, Debbie and Linda 新年快樂